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The Hard Problems of Management: Gaining the Ethics Edge

The Hard Problems of Management: Gaining the Ethics Edge

Mark Pastin

ISBN: 978-0-875-89688-5

Apr 1986, Jossey-Bass

239 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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Offers managers new tools to deal with the tough problems businesses face today. Reveals how analyzing the ethical dimensions of problems actually offers competitive advantages. Offers illustrative case examples from internally recognized companies showing that high ethics and high profits go hand in hand--and identifies the factors responsible for these companies' success.
Part One: The Ethical Core of Hard Problems
1. The Competitive Advantage of Ethics-Based Thinking
2. Uncovering and Taking Control of Organizational Ground Rules
Part Two: Tackling Hard Problems
3. Breaking the Gridlock of Competing Interests
4. Knowing Who Really Counts in Difficult Decisions
5. Why Managing for the Long Run Is the Wrong Strategy
6. Resolving Conflicts Between Business Ethics and Public Affairs
7. Why Organizations Should Have Weak Cultures and Strong Ethics
8. Make-or-Break Factors in Organizational Success: Purpose, Responsibility, Creativity
Part Three: Managing Ahead of the Curve
Confronting New Threats to Business
The Thinking Manager's Toolbox
Lessons from High-Profit, High Ethics Companies: An AgAnda for Managerial Action